This Halloween I decided to dress up as a pink mermaid and try the whole look out. This post will just run you through the products I used and how I achieved my look. I’m really annoyed at myself that I didn’t take step-by-step photos, so I’ll just try to explain as much as I can.
I began by doing my eyes as I was using glitter so I didn’t want the fall out to ruin my foundation.
I used Colour Pop’s pressed shadow “wait for it” in my crease as a transition shade for all the darker pink shades that I was about to add.
I then blended a few pink shades from the Morphe 35B palette (indicated below) into my crease.
I then added “bitten” and “cherry cola” from Makeup Geek into my outer v to darken up the look.
Next, I used my Tarte shape tape concealer to cut my crease for the Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade “Smoldering Satin” on the inner portion and in my inner corner, and I added Colour Pop’s Super Shock Shadow “Sequin” in the centre.
To line my eyes I first used the Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner in “jet black” to create a wing, and then I used the NYX Glam Liner in the shade “Glam Nude” directly above that wing. I also used the NYX retractable eyeliner in white on my water line to make my eyes look bigger.
I then did my foundation and concealer as usual and set it all with powder.
To “contour” I again used the Morphe 35B palette as well as the NYX jumbo eye pencil in “milk”. However, I put a fishnet stocking over my head to try to achieve a scaled look. You can vaguely see it in the photo above because it did fade/blend after a while. I used the NYX pencil first to help the other colours stand out and then added the Morphe shades as well as a bit of the Sleek Solstice highlighter in “hemisphere” which I also used to highlight. The trick to doing this is to try to find fishnets with thick netting and to not move them at all once they’re on your face. I did this under my cheekbones, by my temples and a bit on my neck.
I also used these pink shades from the Morphe Palette to contour my nose.
I purchased all the glitter that I used from Sports Girl and used PawPaw ointment as the adhesive. It worked really well and made it comfortable to wear and easy to take off. I did this by applying a small amount of ointment onto a small flat brush, applying it to my face, then adding the glitter with the same brush. In the photo above you can see all the areas that I applied it to.
For my lips, I used Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Velour Liquid Lipstick “Gemini” on the outer part of my lips, Colour Pop’s “Flitter” on the inner part, and Huda Beauty’s Lip Strobe in the shade “Angelic” all over the top. I love how this came out and felt that the colours complimented my dress and the glitter perfectly.
For my hair, I did half up-half down space buns with curls at the bottom. I then sprayed my entire head with glitter spray.
Lastly, for my outfit, I found a pink sequined dress from Tobi and paired it with some sandals. It was on sale (80% off) so I’m not sure if it’s still available but any sequined dress/top/skirt would work well.
I had so much fun putting this look together and it was way easier than I thought it would be so I’d highly suggest giving it a go if you’re interested.
Happy Halloween everyone!!